All You Need to Know About Massage Therapy

Routine Massage Therapy offers relief to people with injuries, those dealing with illnesses, those recovering from surgery, and hardworking and overstressed individuals. In other words, routine Massage Therapy benefits everyone.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Everything inside our bodies is connected – our bones, muscles, nerves, mind, etc. If one part is suffering, the other parts can suffer too. Massage Therapy recognizes that connection and rouses a positive chain of events that counter the suffering.

When our muscles are in what feels like “knots,” they are contracting or spasming. The spasming could also compress the nerves around the muscles. Massage therapy, when done properly can relaxyour muscles and release the compressed nerves surrounding the muscles.

Massage Therapy also stimulates the body’s soft tissue. This increases blood circulation and calms tendons, muscles, ligaments, and tissues. It additionally enhances the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells, muscles, and organs and boosts their functions. As well, it sends nutrients and oxygen to any damaged parts of the body and diminishes stiffness and swelling and improves flexibility.

Massage Therapy additionally eliminates lactic acid from muscle tissues, which improves lymph fluid circulation and takes metabolic waste products away from muscles and internal organs. Such lower blood pressure, which reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure and enhances general body function

Massage Therapy Relieves Pain and Makes Us Feel Happier

When our body is stressed, it produces cortisol. Unhealthy levels of cortisol can cause insomnia, weight gain, stomach issues, and headaches. Massage Therapy reduces cortisol levels. It also releases endorphins, which elevate serotonin and dopamine levels, which help relieve pain, calm nerves, and encourage healing. Lowering cortisol and raising dopamine and serotonin levels improve mood, reduces anxiety, uplifts emotions, encourages relaxation, and reduces stress.

Massage Therapy Helps Improve Posture

Because we work with computers and laptops, watch television and movies, commute for long periods, and play video games, we sit more than ever. This causes posture problems and issues with our shoulders, backs, and necks. Sore shoulders, backs, and necks are one of the reasons people have bad posture. Bad posture only worsens then pain. It’s an awful, vicious cycle. Massage Therapy eases tension and soreness and lets muscles relax and heal, which then lets individuals assume proper pain-free posture. Ongoing treatment allows proper posture to continue.

Massage Therapy is Good for the Mind

Everyone is so busy all the time. They barely have time to eat a meal or enjoy a conversation with friends or loved ones. There’s always something that must get done. Such running around interferes with relaxation and increases stress. Massage Therapy helps a person relax and slow down, lessens stress, and helps them stay in the moment.

Routine is Key

These are really just a few of the benefits Massage Therapy offers.
But, having a massage every year or so isn’t going to offer many benefits. Routine Massage Therapy is for optimal health. Once a month or at least every six weeks should be the minimum. Such a regimen will keep injuries to a minimum, ensure total relaxation, and allow different parts to be adequately treated.